Update: Gen 3 GDP Portal Gear Lifts are out now! They take Gen 2’s improvements and make them even better with billet aluminum housings, different gear reduction options, and more. Check out Gen 3 GDP Portal Gear Lifts.
That’s right. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned about portal gear lifts since we first released them in 2015 and made new, better, stronger portals. They were already great, but now they’re even greater. Here’s what’s new in our Gen 2 portals.
Let’s start with the most significant change: the drive shafts. We’ve seriously beefed these things up. The thread pitch has been increased from M20 to M30, so you also get beefier castle nuts and a socket to fit them. The cotter pin has been increased from 3 mm to 4-3/4 mm. Overall, the diameter of the shaft has been increased by a whopping 30%.
These things are tough. They’re so tough that they even stall our breaker machine. That’s the same breaker that was able to break our Gen 1 shafts and every axle we’ve ever put in it. We are 100% certain that they are built for battle.
With larger drive shafts come new wheel hubs. The hub plate itself is 4 mm thicker, and the design has changed to eliminate the need for a separate tapered washer (the taper is built right in as you can see in the picture above). The taper keeps your portal drive shafts locked in place so you don’t develop a wobble or rattle, and it keeps wear and tear on all of your portal gear lift parts to a minimum.
The portal lid has been improved as well. Previously, we made these lids with some honeycomb features that reduced weight. Now we’re making them as a solid piece of aluminum for increased strength.
Our new plates are thicker and made of steel. You won’t be able to break these things without some insanely gnarly riding. Our old aluminum plates were nice and light, but didn’t always stand up to the big builds and rough trails. Our steel plates will stand up to anything—even with the weight reducing cutout.
If you already have a SuperATV portal gear lift and you bought it before October 13, 2017, then you might be feeling like you’re out of luck. But we’ve got you covered. We have Gen 2 conversion kits for all models including Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, and Arctic Cat. These kits include everything mentioned above, plus new seals. They even comes with a socket for those huge castle nuts so you don’t have to hunt one down.
Altogether you’re looking at an impressive suite of changes. We’ve made the best portal gear lift on the market better and more reliable. They’re still the same price and they’re available right now. So go check them out!